Whether gardening is a hobby or a profession, or even a curriculum, a greenhouse can provide the ideal environment for more efficient gardening — extended growing options and growing across seasons.
Dirt’nDaisies, a greenhouse tended by the students of Christian County High School opened to the public last week and welcomed the community to come browse around at the hard work all ag students have put in — as well as stopping by to purchase all plants and flowers available.
Christian County High offers path ways to prepare students for college and career readiness. Agriculture is one of Christian County pathways with roughly 300 students under the Ag umbrella alongside sub pathways such as Ag Business, Plant Science, Animal Science, Power Structural and Technical systems where students are taught welding, plumbing, and so on.
Cassidy McAllister, who is head of the Ag department, is in her first year teaching at Christian County High mentioned the rewards it has been teaching in the district.
“I’m lucky for the students I have,” she said. “They have a great work ethic. I have multiple classes and it’s the same across the board. I love my job and I love what I do. I have great students who work really hard to keep our Greenhouse in great shape. Our Greenhouse has been a tradition in the community. This is my first year here but this has been going on for well over 15 years. Before I took over the program, Ms. Clark did a wonderful job filling the greenhouse, clearing it out and selling our plants to the community as well as teaching our students about agriculture.